Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I just acquired a Fostex X-28 four track cassette recorder for cheap to record demos on while I search for a proper recording set-up. Everything works fine, it turns on, the inputs work, it plays back, records, and so on. But, and I need help with this, often when I put a cassette in for the first time, and press play, it will start and stop very quickly. This may repeat 2-3 times, with the cassette playing for longer before stopping each time. And then it seems to get used to the tape and it plays fine. Now this is not a huge issue for recording, but it is annoying and will create issues when recording with my band. Does anyone know what the problem is? The motor, the heads, the drive belt? I'm not at all technical so I won't be able to repair it, but I'd like to know where I should be looking. And if there is a fixable problem, would an average electrical repairs shop be able to help? It'd be nice to know that I can take it to some place near me and have it fixed inexpensively. Many thanks.